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About Makers Empire

At Makers Empire, we believe every child can make their world better.

We also recognise the key role teachers have in helping to prepare their students with the essential skills, mindsets and dispositions that will help them thrive in the future, where 85% of jobs haven’t been invented yet.

Our mission is to help elementary, primary and middle school teachers prepare students for this unknown future by teaching them Design Thinking using 3D design and 3D printing. We want to help children become creators, innovators and problem solvers who can adapt and pivot when necessary to flourish in a changing world.

We equip educators with the tools, resources and support they need to embrace creativity and making in education for improved student performance, engagement and learning.

Our easy to use 3D design software — Makers Empire 3D — is the cornerstone of our award-winning solution for schools – the Makers Empire 3D Learning Program.

At Makers Empire, we’re proud to work with thousands of educators and hundreds of thousands of students around the world every day.

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Why Design Thinking?

Design Thinking is a way of thinking and working that helps us to define and solve problems. It is a non-linear, iterative and human-centred process that helps us to reframe problems as opportunities,Mandi Dimitriadis, Director of Learning, Makers Empire

Learning by creating and making is rich, deep and rewarding. This approach to learning encourages students to think creatively, to apply their knowledge via design, to embrace failure and risk-taking, and to develop a growth mindset. Learning by making is also ideal for differentiated instruction, as each student can work at their own skill level and at their own pace.

As technology advances continue to cause disruption in entire industries, people will need to be increasingly flexible, adaptable and resourceful to thrive. Doing what was done before will no longer be adequate – it’ll be the people who can ‘think outside the box’ and who can solve existing and new problems within their communities who will rise to become the leaders of those communities.

We believe that students with Design Thinking skills will be well placed to be those future business and community leaders.

Our Story

Makers Empire began with an idea and two friends. Over the years, that simple idea has turned into something bigger than any of us could have imagined. But how did it all begin?

Learn How It All Started

Who We Are

The Makers Empire team is made up of a mix of dedicated and experienced educators, developers and business managers. Most of us are parents of school age or pre-school age children. We all believe in the power of education to transform lives. We are all passionate about making a difference.

Meet the Makers Empire Team

 Makers Empire Solutions for Schools

Makers Empire has everything schools need to teach Design Thinking, cover Design & Technology Curriculum and embrace maker pedagogy.

Our pioneering solutions include easy to use 3D modelling software, blended professional development, 3D printing lesson plans, a teacher’s dashboard and analytics, with optional 3D printing hardware add-ons.

We work with 6,000+ teachers and 300,000+ students in Australia, America, Europe and Asia. A new design is made using Makers Empire 3D every 16 seconds – that’s 5,000 new designs every day and over 2 million designs made using Makers Empire 3D to date.

“Stellar 3D design hub promotes innovation, collaboration, and creation… it’s a challenge to find a tool that can engage students as they learn difficult concepts, but with lessons on spatial reasoning, engineering, literature, and ancient civilizations, Makers Empire provides a platform that teachers can use to promote content knowledge, technical skills, soft skills, and prepare students for challenges in and out of school,”

Marianne Rogowski, Media Specialist
Common Sense Education